January is Retreat Month!

Making Life Meaningful: 3 Principle Aspects of the Path to Enlightenment & Guru Yoga Guided Meditation Retreat

Intro to Meditation Retreat + 3 special retreat weekends in January
with teachings & meditations guided by Gen Kelsang Jindak and guest teacher Gen Kelsang Dorje

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Every January, Kadampa centers throughout the world go on retreat!

Classes will emphasize meditation and creating the time and space to go deeper into Buddha’s teachings. Retreat month is open to everyone, whether you’re a complete beginner to meditation, or a seasoned practitioner wanting to take your meditation practice further.

Each retreat is designed to be practical and essential.

We will show how to incorporate Buddha’s teachings into your daily life so that you can make progress – no matter how full your schedule might be.

In 2023 we will begin with an Introduction to retreat month on Jan. 7. Over the next two weekends we will practice “Lamrim” meditations, which means the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. This retreat will go through one complete cycle of the Lamrim presentation in the book The Mirror of Dharma With Additions. This book presents a Lamrim cycle of fifteen meditations.

On the final week we will explore Buddha’s Tantric teachings and learn the practice of relying on a spiritual guide, known as Guru Yoga. By drawing closer to our root Guru in the aspect of a Tantric Buddha, we become more and more like him, and more and more capable of benefiting others.

Jan 7: Intro to Buddhist Meditation Retreat
Jan 13-15: Finding Mental Freedom
Jan 20-22: Wisdom and Giving Love: Understanding Our Life’s Purpose
Jan 27-29: Guru Yoga, The Heart of Tantric Meditation

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Introduction to Buddhist Meditation Retreat
Teachings & meditations guided by Gen Jindak
Saturday, January 7, 10:00am-12:45pm
Register today!

What makes Buddhist meditation Buddhist? There are many things that are unique to Buddhist meditation. One of the most important being the Buddhist understanding of the mind. Buddhist meditation is all for the purpose of solving the basic problem of human suffering. Through understanding the mind, and understanding karma, solutions can be found that are not possible otherwise.


Jan 13-15: Finding Mental Freedom
with Gen Jindak
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Fri, Jan 13
7 pm-8:30 pm Session 1: Introduction to Retreat
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9 am – 10:15 am Session 2
11 am – 12:15 pm Session 3
2 pm – 3:15 pm Session 4
4 pm – 5:30 pm Session 5
Sun, Jan 15
8:15 am – 9:30 am Session 6
11 am – 12:30 ambl Session 7: Prayers for World Peace
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Session 8

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Jan 20-22: Wisdom and Giving Love: Understanding Our Life’s Purpose
with guest teacher Gen Dorje
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Fri, Jan 20
7 pm-8:30 pm Session 1: Introduction to Retreat
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9 am – 10:15 am Session 2
11 am – 12:15 pm Session 3
2 pm – 3:15 pm Session 4
4 pm – 5:30 pm Session 5
Sun, Jan 22
8:15 am – 9:30 am Session 6
11 am – 12:30 ambl Session 7: Prayers for World Peace
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Session 8

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Jan 27-29: Guru Yoga, The Heart of Tantric Meditation
On this special weekend, Gen Jindak will guide meditations on relying on our spiritual guide, or Guru Yoga.
Register today!
Fri, Jan 27
7 pm-8:30 pm Session 1: Introduction to Retreat
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9 am – 10:15 am Session 2
11 am – 12:15 pm Session 3
2 pm – 3:15 pm Session 4
4 pm – 5:30 pm Session 5
Sun, Jan 29
8:15 am – 9:30 am Session 6
11 am – 12:30 ambl Session 7: Prayers for World Peace
2 pm – 3 pm Session 8: Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog offerings

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COST:  Please register using the red links above or by visiting the main Registration page.
   Whole retreat:

$200, Standard Members $100 (the entire retreat is free for all Plus Members)

   Each Full Weekend:

$75 ($70 with early registration), Standard Members $55 ($50 with early registration)

   Each Full Saturday:

$40 ($35 with early registration), Standard Members $25 ($20 with early registration)

   Any individual retreat session purchased separately:

$12, Standard Members $8